On The Ice

How long has it been since you’ve taken the kids skating? From rinks with great views, to Friday night discos, to educational programs with Olympic gold medalist alums, lace up and check out our favorites!

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Bridgewater Sports Arena

1425 Frontier Rd. Bridgewater
732-627-0006, bsaarena.com
$7/adults, $6/kids; $3 skate rental

Come on Fridays for Family Night, when admission, skate rentals and 20 arcade tokens go for $12 a person. The ice is open to the public every day (except holidays), as are the Bridgewater Sports Arena’s other amusements, like the LaserZone (think laser tag meets capture the flag) and arcade that's packed with more than 65 games.

Clary Anderson Arena

41 Chestnut St., Montclair
973-744-6088, claryandersonarena.com
$6 admission, $4 skate rental

Kids ages 4 and up can make the rounds every day of the week. Times vary by day, so check online before loading up the car. Weekend skate goes as late as 11 pm some nights! Stop by the cafe for anything from a breakfast sandwich to pizza. Then warm up with a hot cocoa. 

Ice House

111 Midtown Bridge Approach, Hackensack
201-487-8444, icehousenj.com
$10 admission, $5 skate rental, $2 locker rental

Whether your kids are throwing triple axels or hanging onto the walls for dear life, they’re in the right place. Home to four NHL regulation-size rinks, this skating facility is the tri-state area’s largest. Go for a casual spin during public hours (Sat.-Sun. 1-5 pm; additional holiday times), or skate to the beat of DJ-spun tunes during Skate Jam on Friday nights from 9:30-11:30 pm. This spot’s figure skating program has produced multiple Olympic gold medalists, including Sarah Hughes, Tara Lipinski and Oksana Baiul.

Jersey Shore Arena

1215 Wyckoff Rd., Wall
732-919-7070, jerseyshorearena.com
$8 admission, $4 admission ages 5 and under, $4 skate rental

Your first trip to the Jersey Shore Arena will probably be for the daily public skating on one of three NHL regulation-size rinks. We’re guessing your second (and third and fourth) trip will be for what this spot does better than any other—DJ Skate. Every Friday and Saturday night from 7:45 to 10:30 pm, the masses hit the ice for a dance party on blades, complete with lights and the sounds of a live DJ ($10 admission, $4 rental). Need to give your legs a break? Step into the Penalty Box—home to a fully stocked arcade, laser tag and café.

Newport Skates

95 River Dr., Jersey City
201-626-7465, newportskates.com
$7 admission, $6/rental

Newport Skates’ rink may not be the biggest in the state, but it definitely has a spectacular view! Located right on the Hudson River, it’s the perfect vantage point for some major NYC skyline ogling and Instagram-worthy pics with the fam. Just remember: This is an outdoor rink, so bundle up before heading out. Head there with a group of 8-24 skaters for reduced admission. 


Check out more ice rinks in your area:

Bergen County

Fritz Dietl Ice Rink
639 Broadway, Westwood
201-666-9883, fritzdietlicerink.com
$10 for two hours, $3 skate rentals

Essex County

Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
973-731-3828, essexcountyparks.org
$8/adults, $6/kids, $4 skate rentals

Hunterdon County

Flemington Ice Arena
426 Case Blvd., Flemington
908-237-1423, flemingtonice.com
$9/adults, $7/kids, $5.50 skate rentals

Mercer County

IceLand Skating Center
6 Tennis Ct., Hamilton Twp.
609-588-6672, ice-land.com
$9/adults, $7/kids, $3 skate rentals

Middlesex County

ProSkate Ice Arena
1000 Cornwall Rd., Monmouth Junction
732-940-6400, proskatenj.com
$10/adults, $8/kids, $4 skate rentals

Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink
151 Parsonage Rd., Edison
732-494-2980, middlesexcountynj.gov
$6/adults, $5/kids, $5 skate rentals

Woodbridge Community Center Ice Skating
600 Main St., Woodbridge
732-596-4000, njwcc.com
$7-8 (varies by day), $4 skate rentals

Monmouth County

Monmouth County Red Bank Armory Ice Complex
76 Chestnut St., Red Bank
732-450-9001, redbankarmory.com
$9/adults, $8/kids, $4 skate rentals

Morris County

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
161 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Twp.
973-590-2909, morrisparks.net
$3-8 admission, $4 skate rentals

Passaic County

Floyd Hall Arena
1 Hall Dr., Little Falls
973-746-7744, floydhallarena.com
$9/adults, $7/kids, $4 skate rentals

Ice Vault Arena
10 Nevins Rd., Wayne
973-628-1500, icevault.com
$11/adults, $9/child, $4 skate rentals

Somerset County

ProtecHockey Ponds Ice Center
15 World’s Fair Dr., Somerset
732-868-9181, protechockey.com
$5-7 admission, $4 skate rentals

Sussex County

Skylands Ice World
2765 State Hwy. 23, Stockholm
973-697-1600, skylandsiceworldnj.com
$7-9 admission, $4 skate rentals

Union County

Union Sports Arena
2441-A Rte. 22 W., Union
908-687-8610, unionsportsarena.com
$9 admission, $5 skate rentals

Warinanco Ice Skating Center
1 Park Dr., Roselle
908-298-7849, warinancopark.com
$5-6 admission, $4 skate rentals


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